hang tight

Definition of hang tight

US, informal

  1. :  to wait before doing anything Investors are being advised to hang tight until the stock market rebounds.

Word by Word Definitions

hangplay
  1. :  to fasten to some elevated point without support from below :  suspend

    :  to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension

    :  to adjust the hem of (a skirt) so as to hang evenly and at a proper height

  1. :  the manner in which a thing is poised when suspended from above without support from below :  the way in which a thing hangs (see 1hang)

    :  declivity, slope

    :  droop

tightplay
  1. :  having elements close together

    :  so close in structure as to prevent passage or escape (as of liquid, gas, or light) — compare lightproof, watertight

    :  fitting very close to the body

  1. :  fast, tightly, firmly

    :  in a sound manner :  soundly


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